News and information for our Members, Moorers and Friends


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On this page:-
• Work party dates • Open Weekend • Friends of Leasowes • Atlas and Malus dates • Donate • Trading company  • Guide to the canal •

Jon Jones, who is our AWCC representative and is now Chairman of the Midlands Region, attended the regional AGM on 14th January
You can read the minutes of the meeting here

We have bought a dredger! nb Stoat


The first job for it will be dredging the arm.

Work Parties down the arm on the following Sundays:

19th March 2017

Meet at the Cabin 09:30
Safety footwear please. Hats, gloves, hot drinks and biscuits provided
Everyone welcome.

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  The kitchen is now open for lunches on Saturday and Sunday

Bacon sarnies in the morning, BBQ Saturday night and eat-up lunch on Sunday.
This will be useful for anyone who hasn't got all their hours in by then.

Please consider volunteering to help - there are many opportunities.

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Friends of Leasowes
work parties - scrub clearance of canal bed


All to meet at the car park off Mucklow Hill at 10 am. ( Subject to weather etc. )

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Atlas and Malus

Coombeswood Canal Trust and the BCNS jointly own and operate a working pair of heritage workboats; Atlas the motor and Malus its butty. These are run with the help of volunteers.

These are the latest crewing requirements with A&M, including DofE Residential dates which are subject to change depending on the number of bookings taken.:-

Friday 7th April. Hawne-Ocker Hill. (Atlas only).
Saturday 8th April. BCNS Spring Cruise.
Sunday 9th April. Walsall Town Basin-Hawne. (Atlas only).
Tuesday 18th April-Saturday 22nd April. DofE Residential.
Saturday 13th May. Hawne Open Weekend. (Sitters required).
Sunday 14th May. Hawne Open Weekend. (Sitters required).
Monday 15th May. Hawne-Titford.
Saturday 20th May. BCNS Summer Rally. (Sitters required).
Sunday 21st May. BCNS Summer Rally. (Sitters required).
Saturday 27th May. BCNS 24hr Challenge.
Sunday 28th May. BCNS 24hr Challenge.
Monday 31st July-Friday 4th August. DofE Residential.
Monday 7th-Friday 11th August. DofE Residential.
Monday 14th-Friday 18th August. DofE Residential.
Monday 21st-Friday 25th August. DofE Residential.
Monday 28th August-Friday 1st September. DofE Residential.
Friday 8th September. Hawne-Windmill End.
Saturday 9th September. Black Country Boating Festival. (Sitters required).
Sunday 10th September. Black Country Boating Festival. (Sitters required).
Monday 11th September. Windmill End-Tipton.
Saturday 16th September. Tipton Canal Festival. (Sitters required).
Sunday 17th September. Tipton Canal Festival. (Sitters required).
Monday 18th September. Tipton-Hawne.
Saturday/Sunday 23/24th September Working Boat Gathering at the BCLM
Monday 23rd-Friday 27th October. DofE Residential.

Anyone interested in helping out please let me know. A big thanks to those who have come along on any of the previous dates last year, it was a busy one! Without your help the boats would not be able to operate.
Paul Smith

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Coombeswood Canal Company

This is the trading arm of the Trust and is wholly owned by the Trust. It's main activity is to provide boatyard facilities and run the shop where you can purchase a small range of chandlery for all your boating essentials such as cheap diesel, Calor gas, smokeless coal.
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Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin

Read/download the 'Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin', written by Ivor Chambers.
A hard copy is available in the bridge hole (on the left hand side) as you approach the Dudley No.2 canal at Windmill End, you will need a BW key to gain access.

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Coombeswood Canal Trust welcomes donations and are able to receive donations online using Paypal.             


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Coombeswood Canal Trust, a Company limited by Guarantee
Hawne Basin, Hereward Rise, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8AW.
Telephone: 0121 550 1355  Mobile: 07761 555 353 
Skype Name: coombeswood
Registered Charity No. 1088978